California Department of Transportation

From Open Energy Information

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is an organization based in Sacramento, California, United States. Caltrans ties together community involvement and transportation services to provide a safe travel environment. The mission, vision, and goals shape this agency to serve public peoples, protect natural resources, and transport public goods.


Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability


A performance-driven, transparent and accountable organization that values its people, resources and partners, and meets new challenges through leadership, innovation and teamwork


  • Safety and Health
    • Provide a safe transportation system for workers and users, and promote health through active transportation and reduced pollution in communities.
  • Stewardship and Efficiency
    • Money counts. Responsibly manage California’s transportation-related assets.
  • Sustainability, Livability and Economy
    • Make long lasting, smart mobility decisions that improve the environment, support a vibrant economy, and build communities, not sprawl.
  • System Performance
    • Utilize leadership, collaboration and strategic partnerships to develop an integrated transportation system that provides reliable and accessible mobility for travelers.
  • Organizational Excellence
    • Be a national leader in delivering quality service through excellent employee performance, public communication, and accountability.


  • Integrity
    • We promote trust and accountability through our consistent and honest actions
  • Commitment
    • We are dedicated to public service and strive for excellence and customer satisfaction
  • Teamwork
    • We inspire and motivate one another through effective communication, collaboration and partnership
  • Innovation
    • We are empowered to seek creative solutions and take intelligent risks

Products and Services

  • Road and weather conditions
  • Submit damage claims
  • Traffic Alerts
  • Quarterly Comprehensive Project Report
  • Rights-of-way Permits
  • Ongoing projects


  1.  "California Department of Transportation"

Traffic Operations, Encroachment Permits Contact

Thomas Franklin

Encroachment, Oversize Contact

Kien Le